Juliana Paiva Zapparoli


56 games reviewed
72.1 average score
80 median score
50.0% of games recommended
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3 / 10.0 - Saturnalia
Nov 9, 2022

It's really sad that I wasn't able to enjoy Saturnalia with the expectation I created for the game — and if I had the patience to play it for two hours, that was a lot. The Switch's low processing power makes the experience frustrating and unplayable, ruining the full potential of this incredible Italian survival horror.

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Oct 18, 2020

Demonizing and trivializing mental disorders, using 19th century stereotypes and terms, just proves how problematic the Reflection of Mine story is. The highlight of this title, which should be solving the puzzles, ends up buried in an infinite and restrictive loop of trial and error. It may seem challenging at first, but it soon becomes frustrating.

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Aug 24, 2021

Indigo 7: Quest for Love has simple gameplay and a satisfying visual presentation, but that's all the positives this puzzle has to offer. The lack of an options menu, long matches based on trial and error and a weak story are some of the problems. It even entertains at first, but soon falls into tedious repetitiveness and, consequently, into oblivion.

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How To Take Off Your Mask Remastered is a ok game, but unfortunately it falls short as a visual novel, especially in a narrative extremely poor in content and, above all, incomplete - in the end, we have only a simple and predictable novel entitled to two equally banal endings, which can be achieved with very few hours of gameplay.

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4 / 10.0 - Apparition
Dec 14, 2020

Even with an interesting and promising premise, and immersive graphics, Apparition does not take advantage of the good idea under which the game appears to have been developed. The result is a disastrous execution that suffers from serious game design problems, confusing controls and a bad interface, which make the real horror the game itself.

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5 / 10.0 - Tasomachi
May 19, 2022

Tasomachi: Behind the Twilight, as an action platformer, leaves something to be desired. Had it been announced as an exploration simulator, or even as an “ongoing project”, the title even fulfills its role. In terms of visuals, music and gameplay, Yukumo's adventure shows great potential; on the other hand, these positives aren't enough to make Tasomachi escape the fog of oblivion.

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Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp has an interesting premise for a game but it unfortunately doesn't fit the standards of the Switch. Considering its gameplay and gacha features, it would be more attractive as one of the many "freemium" titles available for mobile devices. Unfortunately, not even seeing your favorite characters in swimsuits is enough to make it an attractive game.

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Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Infinite Combate had the potential to be better, especially if it was released a few years ago for Nintendo 3DS. It is a title that insults dungeon crawlers and RPGs in general, although it has some good points and is noob friendly. In addition, instead of recommending it, I think it is more advantageous to watch the animation. Trying to find positive points to compesate it's problems disappointed me, just like the animation.

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Aug 2, 2020

In short, Pokémon Café Mix is not bad; on the contrary, it is fun, colorful and with a good presentation. However, it is just a simple aperitif, which can become nauseating if served continuously.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Paradigm Paradox
Oct 20, 2022

Paradigm Paradox is one of Otomate's shortest visual novels I played so far. Sincerely speaking, the time it took to clear some of those routes was the same eight hours it took me to read some indie visual novels (also on Switch) — and those had better developed plot, by the way. Sadly, the impression it leaves is that [the developers] prioritized quantity instead of quality, but, you may take solace in its beautiful artwork.

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Dec 18, 2021

Reminiscence in the Night is the type of game that has different effects on each individual, depending on how much we are willing to emotionally invest in this introspective journey. The recommendation is for those who like to take time to themselves and lose themselves in thoughts and daydreams. If seen as an experimental project based on introspection and reflection, Reminiscence in the Night fulfills its role; as a game, it can be disappointing.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Micetopia
Dec 7, 2020

Rich's adventure in Mycetopia is recommended for all players. With simple and accessible narrative and gameplay, without many flourishes, this timid metroidvania entertains in the right measure, even if it leaves something to be desired. However, it is the typical case of "take it or leave it": just as it attracts those looking for casual experiences, it can turn off enthusiasts of the metroidvania genre.

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Jul 31, 2021

Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies suffers from serious problems that compromise the game in some way. However, the experience provided by this incredible story of approximately ten hours manages to offset these inconveniences and is a treat for lovers of intriguing plots, especially those who treat life as it is: sweet but bitter at the same time.

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6 / 10.0 - Tamiku
Dec 11, 2020

Tamiku is the typical game that falls easily into oblivion as soon as the player gets tired of it, having completed it or not. Although the game is almost flawless, the gameplay is too modern to evoke a nostalgia feeling and its high difficulty is more frustrating that encouraging.

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Nov 15, 2020

Prinny 1 • 2: Exploded and Reloaded is a bit frustrating, but at the same time it offers a good feeling of reward when you finally overcome the hard obstacles. Perhaps hardcore or nostalgic players will appreciate the high difficulty, as it is certainly not a game for beginners. In short, the bundle brings together two niche platformers that will only make sense to anyone who knows Disgaea - or perhaps, who knows, to people who have plenty of patience.

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7 / 10.0 - Lair Land Story
Aug 29, 2022

Lair Land Story is a competent raising sim that offers charisma, immersion and a high replay value, especially due to the New Game+. The illustrations are dazzling and I always consider including voices, even if partial, a positive. On the other hand, there are mistakes that harm the gameplay, like the game's irregular audio and the text issues. Overall, people who like simulators and visual novels will enjoy the game, especially thanks to its compatibility with the Switch's touchscreen.

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7 / 10.0 - Cult of the Lamb
Aug 22, 2022

Cult of the Lamb takes elements from well-regarded franchises on the market, such as The Binding of Isaac and Animal Crossing, and applies them in a game that takes us back to the dubious humor of Happy Tree Friends. In addition to offering hours of content, even if based on grinding, and several customization options for both faithful and doctrines and other improvements, the title brings an impeccable audiovisual presentation that manages to seduce us into being part of this strangely cute satanic cult. On the other hand, performance on Switch hurts gameplay, which, by itself, can become repetitive over time. Therefore, until these specific flaws are corrected, it is difficult to recommend the Nintendo hybrid console.

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Jul 24, 2022

Long Live the Queen seems to have been made for the Switch. Besides the total support to the console touch screen, the gameplay is perfect for people who are rarely at home. However, a warning: Elodie's adventure is strongly based on trial and error and any attention lapse may result in a game over. If you have the patience to spend hours upon hours thinking about the best skill combos, you'll feel right at home shaping the destiny of Nova's future queen.

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Feb 7, 2022

Death end re;Quest 2 brings a thought-provoking story and makes welcome changes to combat, especially with a working auto mode. However, while there are successes, the game repeats the mistakes of its predecessor, aggravating them even more, especially in the graphics. Between the PC/PS4 version and the Switch version, unfortunately I can't recommend playing on the hybrid console.

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Touhou Hyouibana ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers can be considered one of the best official fighting games in the franchise, even if it lacks some important aspects. As much as it does not have any innovation for the genre, it has a very solid presentation and easy and simple gameplay, making it a good title for both veterans and novices. Without giving up the elements that make Touhou a highlight within the shoot 'em up genre, Antinomy of Common Flowers may even be the gateway to the franchise for consoles - and for the West as a whole.

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